After 5 years spent exploring improvised and noise guitar, Xavier Mussat opened a parenthesis without his usual instrument. He recorded abstract sound ambiances to be used as background sounds to accompany the work of his students during the intuitive drawing classes he gives. Here simplicity prevailed : he used the cheap internal microphone of his computer and several objects (bowls, balls, crumpled paper, table, and finally a hint of prepared banjo), as well as remixed sounds taken from videos of snowy landscapes. Experimenting with the austerity of a minimalist aesthetic, he extracted 4 tracks from these raw textures and materials.
May 7, 2019 Subject:
in the hollow of the pyramid
It is on track 3 "int.mic.C" that Xavier Mussat's project can be read in the most sensitive way to the ear and mind. A lexicon of worked sounds - ranges 1 and 2 give a patient exploration - but also a constructed product, an evolutionary phraseology induced by the application of an intuitive or deliberate grammar.The last track of this elegant album is the evocation, as if listened to from the inside during its elevation, of a pyramid of "discreet music". Our captivated ear is hoping for more.